The reversible motor turns this benchtop tool into a sterling machine.
by Chuck Bender
Teknatool’s new Nova Comet II wood lathe is feature-packed at a price that’s hard to beat. Not only does it have variable speed, it has a reversible motor – not usually found on lathes of this size –...
Grind, hone, polish: the basics of all sharpening.
by Megan Fitzpatrick
Among the fundamental skills necessary for good woodworking, I’d put knowing how to sharpen your edge tools at the top of the list. Even if you consider yourself a power-tool woodworker, I’ll bet you have at least a chisel (or two)...
Solutions to a baker’s dozen of common finishing difficulties.
by Bob Flexner
It’s easy enough to provide instructions for applying finishes. But in the real world, things go wrong; problems occur that you have to deal with.
With the combined goals of defining the problems, providing ways to avoid them, then fixing them...
Childhood memories from 40 years in the past are rediscovered with a gift.
by David Wiggins
The old man winked and reached under his workbench to retrieve a rusty paint can. He whispered, “Your grandma back in the house?” I nodded yes. From the can he extracted a well abused pint of...